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29th Nov '17 8:36:08 AM mario0987
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* The BonusBoss of ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'', [[spoiler: Bowser Jr]] pulls a similar trick to the previous game's ultimate boss; he steals special attacks as well.
18th Nov '17 1:16:42 AM Dimon
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31st Oct '17 7:59:01 AM VisitorAlex
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Obviously overlaps with SequentialBoss and PuzzleBoss. For the television version, see FinalExamFinale. For the dungeon version, see AllTheWorldsAreAStage.

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Obviously overlaps with ThatOneBoss, SequentialBoss and PuzzleBoss. For the television version, see FinalExamFinale. For the dungeon version, see AllTheWorldsAreAStage.
24th Oct '17 5:10:45 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' absolutely loves using this trope for their final bosses at the end of the story:

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' absolutely loves using this trope for their final bosses at the end of the story:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'':
24th Oct '17 2:17:41 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' absolutely loves using this trope for their final bosses at the end of the story:
** ''A Realm Reborn'' has you fighting the Ultima Weapon, which uses attacks from Ifrit, Titan, and Garuda as well as its own attacks.
** ''Heavensward'' has the final boss(es) use attacks that are similar to the ones used by the bosses in the Crystal Tower raids that took place during ''A Realm Reborn''.
** The final boss of ''Stormblood'' uses attacks from nearly all the primals from ''A Realm Reborn'' as well as its own attacks.
20th Oct '17 3:38:56 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The final boss of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' utilizes a number of moves available to ''players'' during a portion of the fight. [[spoiler: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], given that the Soul of Cinder is the deific incarnation of the First Flame's might channeling every Lord of Cinder who ever linked the Fire, possibly including the [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsI Chosen Undead]] and the [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII Bearer of the Curse]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'':
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The final boss of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' utilizes a number of moves available to ''players'' during a portion of the fight. [[spoiler: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], given that the Soul of Cinder is the deific incarnation of the First Flame's might channeling every Lord of Cinder who ever linked the Fire, possibly including the [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsI Chosen Undead]] and the [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII Bearer of the Curse]].]]
20th Oct '17 2:49:41 PM ironballs16
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** [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI''; [[spoiler: while Gwyn, Lord of Cinder can be defeated in any play style the player has, the easiest way to defeat him involves exploiting the game's parry system for easy and reliable hits that do massive damage. If you haven't gotten used to it, you're going to have a much rougher time of it. This was also [[{{Nerf}} nerfed]] in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' when the Soul of Cinder assumes Gwyn's old moveset.]]



* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI''; [[spoiler: while Gwyn, Lord of Cinder can be defeated in any play style the player has, the easiest way to defeat him involves exploiting the game's parry system for easy and reliable hits that do massive damage. If you haven't gotten used to it, you're going to have a much rougher time of it. This was also [[{{Nerf}} nerfed]] in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' when the Soul of Cinder assumes Gwyn's old moveset.]]
** And for that matter, ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'''s final (non-DLC) boss is [[spoiler: the Soul of Cinder. Aside from assuming Gwyn's move-set during the second stage, the first stage has it fight you using move-sets that ''players'' had used, hinting at the fact that it's an amalgamation of every Undead that had ever linked the flame]].
20th Oct '17 2:48:56 PM ironballs16
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** And for that matter, ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'''s final (non-DLC) boss is [[spoiler: the Soul of Cinder. Aside from assuming Gwyn's move-set during the second stage, the first stage has it fight you using move-sets that ''players'' had used, hinting at the fact that it's an amalgamation of every Undead that had ever linked the flame]].
4th Oct '17 8:35:52 PM bt8257
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4th Oct '17 8:35:51 PM bt8257
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A Final Exam Boss is a boss (usually the FinalBoss, or at least late in the game) that can only be defeated by using every (or almost every) item and power you've acquired throughout the game (often in the same order you got them, even). Sometimes you just have to use those items to [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer make the boss vulnerable to conventional weapons]], like freezing a water monster form before bashing it with your WeaponOfChoice. Such a boss often employs [[BarrierChangeBoss weakness-changing abilities]]. A variant applies this to the whole stage instead of, or in addition to, the boss: you have to use all of your special abilities to get through TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon for the big showdown. Of course, this is the finale of the PlotTailoredToTheParty.

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A Final Exam Final-Exam Boss is a boss (usually the FinalBoss, or at least late in the game) that can only be defeated by using every (or almost every) item and power you've acquired throughout the game (often in the same order you got them, even). Sometimes you just have to use those items to [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer make the boss vulnerable to conventional weapons]], like freezing a water monster form before bashing it with your WeaponOfChoice. Such a boss often employs [[BarrierChangeBoss weakness-changing abilities]]. A variant applies this to the whole stage instead of, or in addition to, the boss: you have to use all of your special abilities to get through TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon for the big showdown. Of course, this is the finale of the PlotTailoredToTheParty.
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